Comic-Con festival disrupted by Bully-Con convention

BY JOE SIMONSKI – WEST COAST EDITOR

 

Captain Actual America Overweight, Hopelessly In Debt

It never ceases to amaze me.

Even after Brian Burke, an erstwhile crusader and middling NHL General Manager for a less than middling NHL franchise – the Toronto Maple Leafs – has expressed his bully pulpit screeds against bullying, certain ahem “elements” in North America and beyond continue to kick sand in the proverbial faces of those they consider “uncool.”

The Bully-Con Convention parks itself right next door to the Comic-Con celebration. Their raison d’etre? To mercilessly hound the bespectacled geeks that congregateĀ each year at Comic-Con to spend big money on recently released memorabilia,like first edition Superman comics, or newly released graphic novels.

They also line up for autographs of George Takai and get to schmooze with comic book aficionados like Will Wheaton and Tom Cruise.